Political analysts and parliamentarians gathered on October 23 at the Royal Rose restaurant in Yangon to discuss the need for a law guaranteeing the right to recall elected officials in Myanmar.
State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will pay an official visit to Japan on November 1, according to Tokyo.
Suu Kyi would make a five-day visit to Japan from November 1, said a Japanese government spokesman, Kyodo reported. Kyaw Zaeya, permanent secretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said the bilateral relationship was improving and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe invited her.
Upper House MP Soe Thein is collecting signatures from fellow
The ethnic armed groups must sign last October's nationwide ceasefire agreement before joining peace talks
Residents of Hakha, Chin State, staged a protest demanding an end to military strikes in Kachin State and Shan State on Monday, reports said.
Around 2,000 people marched for two hours in Hakha Township.
Mai Kyal Kyal, a protestor, said: “I denounce the military’s attack. War hurts both sides. I believe the country will develop only when there’s no war.”
A group of residents of Myebone Village, located in Yanbyal Township, Rakhine State, held a rally to show support for the Myanmar Defence Services (Tatmadaw), which has entered the region following the recent Maungdaw attacks.
According to Htun Aung Lin from Myebone, the rally was meant to show support and appreciation for the soldiers who were there to protect the Rakhine locals from insurgents and terrorists who were allegedly forcing thousand out of their homes.
The Myanmar government's peace commission met with representatives of the Delegation of Peace Negotiation (DPN), a body within the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), in Nay Pyi Taw on October 15.
The discussion focused on the eight-point proposal of the DPN, according to Hla Maung Shwe of the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC).
Before armed groups join the national-level political talks they should sign the nationwide ceasefire agreement, said Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing during a ceremony to mark a year si